PSA (Public Service Announcements)

 

NCWorks Second Chance Hiring Event (END SEP 21)

In order to help those who have experienced incarceration return to the workforce, NCWorks is hosting the Second Chance Hiring Event on Wednesday, September 21, from 10am-3pm at the Morehead Recreation Center, 101 Price St. in High Point. The NCWorks Mobile Career Center, equipped with Wi-Fi, laptops, and staff, will be on-site to assist participants. For more event information, visit GuilfordWorks.org.

 

St Stephen UCC Food Pantry (END SEP 24)

St. Stephen UCC will host a Food Pantry to help those in the community who are experiencing food insecurity Saturday, September 24, from 10am to noon, at 1000 Gorrell Street in Greensboro. For those who would like to assist in this worthy cause, you can bring non-perishable items on September 24th or call 336-273-4536 to arrange a drop off or financial donation.

 

Community Festival and Job Fair in Winston-Salem (END SEP 24)

S G Atkins Community Development’s Southeast Neighborhood Association will hold their 9th annual Community Festival and Job Fair Saturday, September 24, from 4-7pm, at 1922 S. Martin Luther King Jr Drive in Winston-Salem. There will be a guest performance by Dance and Actor I’Zaah Jones, as well as prize giveaways, including an adult and youth bike giveaway. For more information, call 336-734-6916.

 

Search for the Next Police Chief (END SEP 28)

The City of Greensboro will host an in-person community input sessions to aid in the search for the next police chief, Wednesday, September 28, 5-6:30 pm at the Kathleen Clay Edwards Library, 1420 Price Park Dr., and from 7-8:30pm at the Ruth Wicker Barber Park Event Center, 1502 Barber Park Dr. For more information, visit greensboro-nc.gov.

 

GSO Parks & Rec Take A Child Outside Week (END SEP 30)

The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department celebrates national Take A Child Outside Week from September 24-30 with activities to get kids exploring nature. Programs include Youth Fishing, Movie Night, Greensboro Mountain Bike Experience, Worm Composting, Growing up WILD, Creatures of the Night, and more.  To learn more or to register, visit greensboro-nc.gov.

 

Jarrell Smalls and the Alabama Gurlz at Ebenezer UCC (END OCT 01)

Ebenezer United Church of Christ will host Jarrell Smalls and the Alabama Gurlz on Saturday, October 1st, from 6-8pm, at 734 Apple St in Burlington, NC.

 

Turners Chapel Anniversary and Homecoming (END OCT 02)

In celebration of its 132nd anniversary, Turners Chapel AME Church presents “There Is Hope In A Changing World,” a special program nightly at 7pm, Wednesday – Friday, September 28th – 30th, and a Homecoming program at 2pm, Sunday, October 2nd, at 7615 Florence School Rd in High Point. This celebration will feature the North Carolina A&T Fellowship Gospel Choir. For more information, call 336-454-3215.

 

Tracee Ellis Ross featured on the Chancellor’s Speaker Series (END OCT 04)

North Carolina A&T State University will host the first of this year’s Chancellor’s Speaker Series with “Empowered: A Conversation about Women’s Rights”, featuring Tracee Ellis Ross, and moderated by Dr. Nicole Rankins, Tuesday, October 4th, at 6pm, at the Harrison Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. For ticket information, call (336)334-7749 or visit the ticket office at Brown Hall.

 

Youth Standing Adaptive Tennis Clinic (END OCT 08)

The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department will host a children’s standing adaptive tennis clinic for youth ages 5-17, at 4 pm, Saturday, October 8, at Pinetop Sport Club, 3723 Pinetop Rd. For more information on Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation programs or to register, email air@greensboro-nc.gov or call 336-373-2626.

 

Fire Prevention Week (END OCT 14)

The Greensboro Fire Department invites you to this year’s Fire Prevention Week “Fire Won’t Wait. Plan Your Escape”, Monday, October 8 – Friday, October 14, from 10am – 4pm, at 4301 Lawndale Dr. There will be games, appearances from Sparky the Fire Dog, giveaways, and so much more.  For more information, visit greensboro-nc.gov.

 

Walk To End Alzheimer’s (END OCT 15)

The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter will be hosting the Guilford County Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Oct. 15, at LeBauer Park in Greensboro. Check-in opens at 9am, with an Opening Ceremony at 10am and a Walk Start at 10:30am. To sign up as a walker or Team Captain, or to learn more about becoming a volunteer, visit act.alz.org/Guilford or call 800-272-3900.

 

Participatory Budgeting Greensboro (END OCT 15)

Greensboro Residents ages 14 and older can help decide how to spend $500,000 in City funds by voting in this year’s Participatory Budgeting Greensboro. Residents can vote online until October 15 at PBGreensboro.com.

 

Student Election Assistants (END NOV 01)

The Rockingham County Board of Elections is looking for Student Election Assistants to work the 2022 General Election on Tuesday, November 8. Student Election Assistants carry some of the same responsibilities as election officials and are compensated in the same way. If you are interested in serving as a Student Election Assistant, please contact the Rockingham County Board of Elections office at 336-342-8107.

 

DAV Veterans Parade (END NOV 05)

The Disabled American Veterans Chapter 20 of Guilford County will hold the 6th Annual Veterans Parade Saturday, November 5th, with a spotlight on Vietnam Era Veterans. If you or your organization is interested in participating in this year’s parade, please Contact Commander Bill Tate at 336 340-5454. Participation and entry are free. Awards will be given to the most outstanding marching band.

 

The VOTE411 Website (END NOV 07)

The VOTE411 website provides the public with nonpartisan information regarding voter registration, ballot measures, election dates, local polling stations, absentee ballots, and more. For further information, visit VOTE411.org.

 

Creative Greensboro Opus Concert Series (END DEC 03)

Creative Greensboro, the City’s office for arts and culture, presents the Opus Concert Series this fall with five free concerts featuring the Choral Society of Greensboro, Philharmonia of Greensboro, Greensboro Big Band, and Greensboro Concert Band. Concerts will take place October 29 through December 3 at various Greensboro venues. To learn more about these free to attend events, visit creativegreensboro.com.

 

SHIIP for Medicare Open Enrollment (END DEC 07)

The Senior’s Health Insurance Information Program can help you make informed choices for your Medicare Health Insurance year-round and during Open Enrollment, October 15th through December 7th. Counselors do not sell or recommend Medicare plans. Call Senior Resources of Guilford at 336-373-4816 Ext 253 for an appointment or for questions about Medicare. 

 

Piedmont Discovery Scavenger Hunt (END DEC 30)

Eight local cities and towns have launched the Piedmont Discovery Scavenger Hunt. Each month, the county-wide contest will give away new prizes for participants. For more information, or to enter, visit piedmontdiscoveryapp.com.

 

Free Computer Classes at the Library

After a long pandemic pause, free computer classes are back at the Greensboro Public Library. Classes at the Central Library are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Several branch locations offer classes as well. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required. To register, call 336-335-5430. Or for complete details, including dates and times, check out the Library’s online calendar by visiting greensborolibrary.org. 

 

Progressive Toastmasters

Due to COVID -19 procedures, Progressive Toastmasters will be meeting virtually by Zoom Conference Call on Tuesdays from 5:45-6:45 pm. This is an opportunity to improve the quality of your presentations, impromptu speaking skills, and of course networking! Everyone is welcome to Toastmasters weekly meetings. For the registration link, please contact Gail Torres at gail2813@aol.com.

 

Aggies At The Goal Line

For the past 6 years, the Aggies at the Goal Line program has been helping former North Carolina A&T students of all ages complete their degrees. If you never finished your degree and it’s been at least 2 years since you last attended A&T, contact Aggies at the Goal Line via AGL@ncat.edu. Reach out today! Scholarships are available. Don’t let anything hold you back!

 

Take Me Home

The Greensboro Police Department will be participating in the “Take Me Home” program. “Take Me Home” is a free program that allows family members and legal guardians to upload critical information for individuals with a cognitive impairment or developmental disability in the event that a registered individual encounters law enforcement or is reported missing. For more information, visit: greensboro-nc.gov/TakeMeHome.

 

Guilford County Schools

– Guilford County School’s youth crisis hotline, 336-332-7295, is currently open to students dealing with anxiety, depression, abuse, suicidal thoughts, hunger, or any other form of crisis. For emergency, you should still call 911. Additionally, the GCS general information line, 336-332-7290, can be used Monday through Friday from 8 am – 7 pm.

 

TRIAD Goodwill Accepts Food Donations

A lot of people don’t know this, but Triad Goodwill accepts food donations and routes them to local food banks. Non-perishable food items are collected in all 23 Donation Centers located in Guilford, Alamance, Randolph, Rockingham and Caswell counties. For more information, call 336-544-5305 or visit triadgoodwill.org.

 

Styrofoam Recycling

While foam and Styrofoam aren’t recyclable in Greensboro’s recycling program, residents and businesses that want to recycle foam may now bring it to 1310 W. Gate City Blvd. Foam dropped off at this location will be made into picture frames and molding in New Jersey. Proceeds from the sale of foam will go back to support Tiny House Community Development’s efforts to reduce homelessness in the Triad. For more info, call 919-622-3303.

 

Glass Recycling

The City of Greensboro is no longer accepting glass, large plastic items, pots and pans, and shredded paper in its recycling program. Visit greensboro-nc.gov/recycle for locations you can recycle glass going forward.

 

Library Makerspace

Greensboro Public Library invites both kids and adults to explore the 3D printers, cameras, audio production equipment, and sewing machines within one of its various Makerspaces. For more info, call 336-335-5430.